10 Feb 2021

Donald Trump's second impeachment trial under way

From Morning Report, 7:48 am on 10 February 2021

The second impeachment trial of former US president Donald Trump is under way in Washington DC.

The trial began about half an hour ago, and is expected to stretch at least two further days.

The senate must decide if Trump will be convicted for "incitement of insurrection" through his rhetoric used ahead of the January 6 riots at the Capitol Building which resulted in five deaths.

Josh Gerstein, senior legal affairs contributor at POLITICO, spoke to Corin Dann.